The Fall of Eden – an online exhibition, September 6th.

The Fall of Eden

The opening of the exhibition will be on Tuesday, September 6th 2011, on the Artwork Gallery. Join us then …

At the fringe

Motiers 2011

Photos taken mainly on the fringe of the Môtiers sculpture exhibition 2011. See more in the snapped gallery.


Twisted Paths

Read an extract from the first chapter of Twisted Paths, the first book of Beyond the Face of the World.

I have also added a brief description of Tammie and Angel, the main characters in Twisted Paths, as well as some information about the worlds they live in.

The World o’Tales

If you’ve read my post about the forthcoming publication schedule for Secret Paths Editions, you’ll know that the title of the fourth book of The Storyteller’s Quest is The World o’Tales. There’s no cover art as yet for the book, but I have already written just under half the book, seven chapters amounting to eighty thousand words. Lengthwise then, it is likely to be as long as book three, The Starless Square (162’000 words). The World o’Tales follows the adventures of Brent, Sally, Keira, Jenny and the others. It also paves the way for book five, the title of which I won’t give you just yet. If all goes well, book five will be available in print and ebook format in 2013. The World o’Tales should be published in Autumn 2012.

Snaps of buskers

Posted a number of photos of the Neuchâtel Buskers Festival in the Snapped Gallery.

Publishing schedule

Here’s the planned publishing schedule for books from Secret Paths Editions till the end of 2012.

April 2011 – The Reaches, vlm 1 of the Storyteller’s Quest (1st edition)

August 2011 – The Reaches, vlm 1 of the Storyteller’s Quest (2nd edition – mostly layout changes and a new cover)

November 2011 – The Keeper’s Daughter,  vlm 2 of the Storyteller’s Quest

Spring 2012 – The Starless Square,  vlm 3 of the Storyteller’s Quest

Summer 2012 – Twisted Paths, vlm 1 of Beyond the Face of the World

Autumn 2012 – The World o’Tales,  vlm 4 of the Storyteller’s Quest

The Fall of Eden

expo 2012

Took a series of photos during my stay in the mountains that I might use for a future exhibition. See the full photo here.

The Reaches – revised ebook version available

The Reaches - ebook cover

A revised ebook version of The Reaches is now available on Smashwords for $5.99. Here’s the link:

The version will subsequently be available on the iBookstore and Kobo.



Alan McCluskey takes a visit to the Matrix thanks to the Natural History Museum in Neuchâtel.

Dreams Unleashed

Dreams Unleashed

I saw Linda Hawley’s book mentioned on Twitter and was intrigued by the title, so I downloaded the Kindle version. It was the first time I had read a full length book on my iPhone. I found the story well written and gripping. I would willingly advise people to read it and I will certainly read the next book in the trilogy. Having said that, a couple of things troubled me in the book and in my relationship to it, so I will try to explore them in what follows. (Read more …)